You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it
under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 5: 14-16
Unplug for 5 days and 4 nights
Our world is full of demands and distractions. What would it take for you to “unplug”? This is your chance to get away and to experience God’s presence and hear His voice. You have a lot of choices and we bet your summer is already packed with exciting events such as soccer camp and family vacation. But, what is more important than your relationship with the Lord? Keystone CFO is a spiritual retreat, full of worship, teaching, meaningful activities, recreation, and quality time with other believers.
CFO is an international, multigenerational, and interdenominational Christian fellowship founded by Dr. Glenn Clark in 1929. Dr. Clark was a college professor, coach, and man of prayer. In 1929, he vacationed on
Monhegan Island, which he considered the "farthest out" off the coast of Maine. It was there that the
Lord gave him a vision for groups of people to meet together for a week to go "farthest out for God", to bring their lives back into balance—spiritually, mentally, and physically. The idea was to take time away from telephones, radios, and newspapers—and spend some time in God’s presence. “Farthest Out” became symbolic for going all out to seek God. CFO (Camps Farthest Out) grew into hundreds of “camps” around the
world. Rugged camp life has given way to more comfortable living quarters, but CFO is still drawing many people into a deep and meaningful relationship with Christ.
Please no pets, bicycles, skateboards, in-line skates, etc.
Also, please refrain from bringing TVs or radios.
No smoking or alcohol is permitted on campus.
Facility: Messiah College campus, located 25 miles northeast of Gettysburg, is beautiful with modern facilities ideal for all ages. Meals served cafeteria-style. Recreational opportunities include: hiking, tennis, swimming, and fishing on the campus. Bed linens, towels, blankets, and pillows furnished. Facility is wheelchair accessible.
|Age Group||Registration Rate|
Room & Board
|Housing Option||Adults (19+)||Teenagers (9-18)||Youth (5-8)||Children (0-4)|
Dorm - Double Occupancy
Apartment (Per Person)
Registration Fees: Registration fees received by May 15 will save $20 per person. The maximum family registration fees are $550 ($450 if paid by May 15). Registration fees can be refunded for cancelations by June 10.
**Single occupancy in the dormitory or apartments is available for the additional fee stated above. This fee is in addition to the weekly apartment fee. Otherwise, appropriate singles will be placed together in an effort to
If you require transportation to and/or from Harrisburg transportation centers (Contact the Registrar at least two weeks in advance of the camp with details.)
Medically necessary special diets can be accommodated for an extra fee, and must be communicated to the registrar by May 15, as additional documentation may be needed. If not received by May 15, we cannot guarantee Messiah's ability to satisfy the need.
Financial Aid: Partial or full financial aid is available and is based on need. Scholarship recipients may be asked to assist with some camp duties. For financial aid send specific written request by May 1 to: Ron Hanna, PO Box 458, Salunga, PA 17538 or email: KeystoneCFOregistrar@KeystoneCFO.org
Purpose Statement Keystone CFO Scholarship Fund:
The Keystone CFO Scholarship Fund is established to:
1 . Provide the opportunity for first-time CFOers (someone who has never attended a CFO Camp before) to attend Keystone CFO regardless of their ability to pay. This means that room and board may be free to the camper. All campers are expected to pay the registration fee. In cases where a camper cannot do so because of financial need, the registration fee may be paid out of the scholarship fund (at the discretion of the scholarship chairpersons) subject to a written
request by the camper.
2 . Provide the opportunity for people to return to Keystone CFO based on financial need. See the guidelines below to understand the priority given to categories of campers.
Guidelines for Disbursement of Funds
1. Priority process for granting scholarships to return campers will be the following:
a) People returning to camp based on financial need. These campers will be asked to pay registration. The suggested guideline is to offer second-time campers
50% of room and board. Third-time campers would be offered 25%. Each subsequent year the percentage would be decreased by ½. If campers need additional funds for camp, they may make another written request. The request may be granted if funds are available after the needs of first-time campers have been met and after prayerful consideration by the scholarship chairpersons. Unless medically necessary, recipients of scholarship funds are not eligible for townhouse rental.
b) People in full-time Christian ministry and their immediate families with priority given to individuals in Faith-based (non-salaried) ministries.
c) People that Council Ring desires to honor for years of service.
2. The scholarship chairpersons intend to grant all scholarship funds received during the previous year. Likewise, it is the intention of the scholarship chairpersons to disperse only what has been received so as to not create a deficit balance.
3. Distribution of scholarship funds is at the sole discretion of the scholarship chairpersons
Questions about camp? Contact the Registrar:
PO Box 458
Salunga, PA 17538